Pompano Beach Elder Abuse Claims
Many seniors retire to Pompano Beach, Florida, to take advantage of the numerous activities and beautiful weather this South Florida community offers. Pompano has abundant services aimed at its elder population, including medical care-givers who focus on working with elder residents. Sometimes, these residents go from active retirees to those needing additional assistance, either in their own home or in a care-giving facility.
The welcoming environment of Pompano for elder residents and visitors can turn against them when caregivers, assistants, medical professionals, nursing home staff, or others are negligent or abusive. If you, a family member, or other elderly loved one has been abused or neglected, Frankl & Kominsky can help.Elderly Pompano Beach Residents
The increase in the number of elderly Pompano residents moving to nursing homes and assisted living facilities has made the prospect of abuse or neglect far too real for many residents and families.
According to the most recent American Community Survey from 2013, Pompano Beach had approximately 4,010 elderly or frail residents. Pompano Beach officials estimate that number is now over 6,000 elderly or frail residents in Pompano Beach who need some type of extra care. This care can include in-home health care or assistance from an aid, financial or financial planning assistance, nutrition assistance, transportation assistance, or medical assistance.
Pompano Beach also has a number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.Elderly Abuse & Neglect
Sadly, these elderly residents are at risk for abuse. Recent estimates suggest that between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for care or protection.
Anyone in a position to assist Pompano's elderly residents can inflict harm. This includes nursing home staff, administrators, medical specialists, medical assistants, aids, drivers, physical and mental health therapists, medical technicians, financial advisors and many others. These individuals an inflict a variety of types of abuse or neglect, including:
- Physical Abuse
- Mental Abuse
- Psychological Abuse
- Verbal Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial exploitation or theft
- Bed Sores
- Infected Wounds
- Falls because of negligence by staff or a facility
- Starvation, dehydration and excessive weight loss
- Negligence related to medication
- Unexplained injuries
- Wrongful Death
Any type of neglect or abuse can cause serious trauma to an elderly patient in Pompano Beach. These victims can also acquire medical costs, suffer pain, shortened lifespan, loss of dignity, or financial hardship. Some elderly abuse victims may hesitate to report problems out of fear of retribution or lack of confidence, or because they are physically unable to discuss the situation. Frankl & Kominsky understands the complex nature of elder abuse and neglect cases. Our lawyers are available to review your case and assess whether you or your loved one can try to recoup monetary damages and compensation for the actions of others. If you or a family member has suffered elder abuse or neglect in Pompano Beach or other South Florida areas, call us today for a free confidential consultation. Call (561) 609-1948, or contact us online. We speak Spanish and Creole.